Virtual Class: Nina Schuyler - Story Structure (via Zoom)

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Saturday, August 1 • 10:00am - 12:30pm PDT • $50 • Hosted via Zoom

You have an idea for a short story or novel or memoir, but how to structure it? What are the expectations of readers? What are your expectations? And what about that saggy middle section? This class will explore these questions by looking at the traditional Western story structure. We’ll also consider other possible patterns for structure, such as the spiral, branching, or explosive story. The concepts in this class are applicable to fiction and memoir. By the end of this class, you will have a map of a structure for your story.

Nina Schuyler is the author of The Translator, which won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Award for General Fiction and was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Writing Award. Her first novel, The Painting, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award and named a Best Book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the author of the bestseller, How to Write Stunning Sentences.

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ISBN: 9780999431634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fiction Advocate - October 16th, 2018

Literary Nonfiction. Writing. Composition. You've got a great story, but do you have great sentences? Stylish sentences have their own powerful energy that mesmerizes and even rearranges a reader's world.